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L. Lane Roy

In Memoriam (1945-2020), Lafayette
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600 Jefferson St. Suite 800
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
P: 337.484.1240
F: 337.484.1241
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Lane Roy passed away on October 17, 2020. Lane was a shareholder in the Lafayette and New Orleans, Louisiana offices of the firm. He was a graduate of Tulane University School of Law and litigated a wide variety of property and casualty defense cases during the course of his 50-year legal career. Lane tried more than 1,500 cases to verdict in Louisiana state district courts, with more than half of them being jury trials. He also represented clients throughout the state in hundreds of cases before the Louisiana Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration, in Louisiana Appellate Courts more than 750 times, and in the Louisiana Supreme Court more than 50 times. He also handled many cases in federal courts and was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Lane was admitted to practice in Louisiana and Texas and was a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, and also served as president of the Lafayette Parish Bar Association. In addition to his property and casualty defense law practice, Lane was widely recognized in Louisiana as a leading authority on education law, and served as the Lafayette Parish School Board attorney for decades. He was known as a courageous, principled, and honorable attorney, resolute and loyal in the representation of his clients. In addition to his regular practice, Mr. Roy devoted untold hours to helping those in need. He sought no recognition for this and few knew of his pro bono work. He provided free counsel to many Catholic organizations, including the Diocese of Lafayette, St. Pius Elementary School, and St. Thomas Moore High School where he was on the board of directors. We are deeply saddened by the loss of this great friend and trusted mentor for so many within our firm and in the legal community.

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